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Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand has passed a law banning foreigners from paying Thai women to be surrogates, after two high-profile cases sparked debate last year. The legislation also bans the use of agents, or any promotion of women willing to carry babies for others. Last year the case of a little boy born with Down's syndrome put Thailand's...

6 to die for killing Rajarbagh Police Telecom staff

6 to die for killing Rajarbagh Police Telecom staff

A special court in Dhaka today handed death to six people for killing an office assistant of Rajarbag Police Telecom in Dhaka back in 2006. Two others accused in the case were given life imprisonment. They were fined Tk 1,00,000 each and would serve for an extra year in jail for default of the...

Don’t arrest Mintoo, Nasir until further orders: HC

Don’t arrest Mintoo, Nasir until further orders: HC

The High Court today ordered the government to abstain from arresting or harassing BNP leaders Abdul Awal Mintoo and Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin in two cases until further orders. Abdul Awal Mintoo is the joint convener of BNP’s Dhaka city unit and an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia while Nasir Uddin is a...

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

Arrest warrant against Tarique

Arrest warrant against Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka judges court lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Dulal filed a defamation case...

HC moves to stop animal-fighting races

HC moves to stop animal-fighting races

The High Court today ordered stop on animal-fighting competitions in Sunamganj and sought reason to the government why such acts would not be banned in the country. The court prohibited bull-fighting, cock-fighting, goat-fighting and dog-culling at Chatak area of Sunamganj for the next eight weeks. It also sought answer by three weeks as to why...

Australian senate backs migrant bill

Australian senate backs migrant bill

The Australian senate has approved changes to immigration laws that include reintroducing controversial temporary visas for refugees. The bill will allow refugees to live and work in Australia for three to five years, but denies them permanent protection. It was passed by 34 votes to 32 after intense debate in a late-night sitting. Australia currently detains...

Blast at Narayanganj court premises, 1 held

Blast at Narayanganj court premises, 1 held

An explosion, believed to have been set off by a crude bomb, took place at the premises of Narayanganj District and Sessions Judges Court today. There were no injuries in connection to the explosion that took place in a public toilet inside the court premises around 1:30pm, reports our Narayanganj correspondent. However, police detained a...

HC reinstates 7yrs as highest punishment for reckless driving

HC reinstates 7yrs as highest punishment for reckless driving

The High Court today reinstated the highest punishment for reckless driving to seven years in prison from the prevailing three-year jail term. In its observation, the court recommended that the punishment for reckless driving should be increased further to ensure the right to life for the people. The highest penalty for death because of reckless...

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

Bangladesh Navy detained 14 Indian fishermen for intruding into the naval territory of Bangladesh. They were sued under a special act and imprisoned. The fishermen fishing near the fairway buoy in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, said Manjur Elahi, sub-inspector of Mongla Police Station, quoting the navy. “A fishing trawler ‘FB Dayamoi’ used by...

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